Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

2017.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Clark, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 401pp., $29.95 (hbk),
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2017.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Clark, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind, Oxford University Press, 2016, 401pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190217013. Reviewed by Michael Rescorla, University of California, Los Angeles Andy Clark's new book advances a sweeping vision of the mind as geared most fundamentally towards prediction error minimization. When we interact with the world, we have expectations regarding what sensory input we will receive. The expectations differ to a greater or lesser extent from actual sensory input. The mind strives to minimize prediction error, bringing expected sensory input into better alignment with actual sensory input. This picture informs a class of Predictive Processing (PP) models that have attracted much attention within psychology and neuroscience. Clark wants us to know about these models and to appreciate their implications. He applies the PP framework to perception, motor. . .

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